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Charity swamped by calls about girl taken from Roma couple

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 00:50

Oct. 23 - Charity takes more than 10,000 calls over girl found by police at a Roma camp in Greece. Paul Chapman reports

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The charity which will care for the girl taken by police from a Roma camp in Greece says it's been swamped by calls about her. Smile of a Child says more than 10, 000 phone calls have flooded in and hundreds of thousands have visited its web and social media sites. The girl's being referred to as Maria but the charity's president says her true identity remains a mystery. (SOUNDBITE)(English) KOSTAS YANNOPOULOS, PRESIDENT OF SMILE OF A CHILD CHARITY, SAYING "There are people who want to give information, there are people that want to share their feelings about the missing children and give us information also about children they think look like Maria." The Roma couple in whose care Maria was found have been remanded in custody on charges of abduction and falsifying documents. They're alleged to have had papers falsely registering her as their own child.

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Charity swamped by calls about girl taken from Roma couple

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 00:50